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Hand Tool

A tool used by a person rather than by a machine. Examples include hammers, screwdrivers, welders and so forth. Hand tools are used in various blue collar positions, though a number have been rendered obsolete over time by automation.
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A worldwide trend toward less expensive, better performing handtools and the introduction of new abrasive products will give other options for surface finishing, according to Glenn Knowlton, manager of Norton Co's new AVOS line of products.
The US handtool and cutlery manufacturing industry includes about 1,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $11 billion.
In 1992, this industry, which makes such items as metal cans, tinware, handtools, cutlery, and a variety of metal and wire products, consisted of 16,395 workers compared to 16,740 workers in 1993.
Although more and more gardeners and groundskeepers are using power tools to make their jobs easier, they still use handtools when working in confined spaces where large or automated equipment is difficult and dangerous to use.
They set up, adjust, operate, and tend machinery and equipment and use handtools and hand-held power tools to fabricate and assemble products.
They dig ditches or trenches for foundations or for drainage, load and unload trucks and boats, mix concrete, but down trees and brush, and connect pipes and hydraulic hoses using handtools.
This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing fabricated metal products (except forgings and stampings, cutlery and handtools, architectural and structural metals, boilers, tanks, shipping containers, hardware, spring and wire products, machine shop products, turned products, screws, and nuts and bolts).
To splice copper, small handtools, epoxy, and mechanical equipment are used to twist, solder, and join the wires.
They set up, adjust, operate, and tend machinery and equipment, and use handtools and hand-held power tools to fabricate and assemble products.
This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in the manufacturing of fabricated metal products (except forgings and stamping, cutlery and handtools, architectural and structural metals, boilers, tanks, shipping containers, hardware, spring and wire products, machine shop products, turned products, screws, and nuts and bolts).
The US handtool and cutlery manufacturing industry includes about 1,400 companies with combined annual revenue of $10 billion.